Silent Night

Malam Natal thn 1818, Joseph Mohr, seorang pendeta Austria mendapat kabar buruk, bahwa Piano di gerejanya rusak. membutuhkan waktu lama utk perbaikan dan tdk ada dana utk beli Piano baru. Ia bingung, Natal tanpa musik ?
Ia duduk dan mengubah lagu Natalnya agar lebih sederhana dan dapat diiringi oleh gitar.
Akhirnya terciptalah lagu “Stille Nacht” atau Silent Night atau Malam Kudus yg populer sepanjang masa. Krn Piano rusak, seluruh dunia memiliki lagu Natal yg indah.

Adakah rencana Anda yg tertunda ?
Apakah Anda terpaksa mengubah haluan krn ada rintangan dan kebuntuan ?
Selama tujuan Anda benar, jangan biarkan hambatan merintangi. Tuhan mungkin sedang mengarahkan Anda menempuh jalur alternatif lain, jalur yg hasilnya akan jauh lebih baik.

Pada hari ini,jadilah titik kebangkitan Anda utk tetap melangkah bersama Tuhan dgn IMAN dan DALAM KONDISI APAPUN.

Percayalah rencanaNya selalu indah walau terkadang awalnya menyakitkan TETAPLAH PERCAYA AKAN JanjiNYA dan NANTIKAN PertolonganNYA YG TIDAK PERNAH TERLAMBAT krn DIA mempunyai cara yg ajaib yg tdk pernah kita pikirkan, juga tdk terselami.

Dream House

Is this one of your dream house?

Dream House

Dream House

You can’t afford the house of your dreams.

That’s why; it is the house of your DREAM

So either find a way of getting it (you’ll find the means) or be satisfied with dissatisfaction

If you want your dream house become real, follow me, click this link or email me 🙂

Grace Yurianne

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Inspired by Paul Arden – Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite

Ugly – Model

2008, it was my upside-down year, broke up with my boyfriend but at the same time it was the starting point to be a model.

I always wanted to be a model since I was a kid, but n

ever knew how to make it happened. Since I was not good-looking, silly, tomboy and so-on.

When I was in Junior High School, there were several friends who became finalists for a well-known teen magazine at that time. But nothing I could do, just starred at their luck, ups, luck? Yes, luck because they already knew how to make their-selves looking good, while me not.

As the time went-by, I went to university, more fashionable and feminine, even I were not that fashionable and feminine compared to my girl-friends. At least, heels, long hair & girly t-shirt, still not that girly ;p

My friends in university was always kidding me by saying, “hey! you walk like a model!” or something like that. I knew, they were kidding me, didn’t have any bad attitude, but every time they said something about model to me, I always said, “Amen!”

Years later, I still haven’t found a chance to be a model. And then I met my ex boyfriend, he always asked me to dress-up properly and put some make-up, but I always ignored it:p. And one day, after our short relationship, he broke me up, because of the “single parent” status. Couple weeks after that, I found him, dating a girl, fashionable! She was not pretty, but fashionable. This was hurting me, crying almost everyday, for around a year.  Always telling the same story to my good friends. Thanks to Melva, one of my good friends, she taught me how to make up and dress up properly, she took some photos in “changing room” while we tried several apparels from the boutique and uploaded them to Friendster and Facebook.

One day, in 2008, 1 of a new photographer who wanted to start his own business in photography asked me to be his model. This was my starting point to be a model. Dream came true!

promo oriflame

The photographer is Louis Lim, now he owns Louis Lim Photography, and quiet success :).

I am not saying that I am a great model, I am still learning how to be a good model. What I am trying to say is, just hold on to your dreams, one day, you will see, your dreams come true, we never know how. 🙂

This is my first photograph that led me to the model path, taken in fitting room using hand-phone camera by my friend, Melva Diana *hug*.

My First Photograph

Saya Adalah Anak Haram

“Saya adl anak haram,” seorang wanita memperkenalkan diri dlm konferensi mahasiswa sebuah universitas terkenal di AS.
“Ibu saya adl seorang bisu tuli yg sangat miskin. Suatu hr, Ibu saya diperkosa oleh seorang pria, shg saya tdk pernah mengetahui siapa ayah saya. Kami hidup sangat miskin, shg dlm umur yg msh sangat muda, saya hrs bekerja bersama dgn ibu saya sbg buruh kasar dlm sebuah perkebunan kapas. Saya membenci keadaan saya. Oleh krn itu, saya jg kecewa kpd Allah krn Dia tdk adil. Saya tdk dpt memahami mengapa saya hrs dilahirkan di dunia ini sdngkan saya tdk berguna sama sekali.”

Kalimat diatas kedengarannya seperti isi hati kita ketika kita kecewa kepada Tuhan. Tidak diterima oleh sekeliling kita & dicampakkan oleh dunia ini karena latar belakang yang menyedihkan, sehingg kita bertanya-tanya mengapa saya dilahirkan?  Tetapi dengarkan lanjutan kisah wanita tadi. Suatu har isesuatu di dalam hati saya berkata-kata, “Acy, kamu dpt memilih, kamu mau tetap seperti ini atau kamu mau keluar dari rasa tidak berguna ini.  Pilihan ada di tanganmu!”
Akhirnya Acy memilih,  “Saya mau keluar dari rasa tidak berguna ini, saya mau keluar!”

Singkat cerita wanita ini mulai bekerja dengan giat untuk mencari uang demi membiayai sekolah & ibunya. Dia bekerja keras seihngga pada akhirnya dia meraih kesuksesan.
Hari itu, wanita yang mulanya memperkenalkan diri sebagai seorang anak haram, berdiri di hadapan para mahasiswa universitas terkenal itu untuk membuktikan KEKUATAN DARI SEBUAH PILIHAN, & kini dia juga tahu bahwa Tuhan sangat mengasihinya.

Dia adalah Azie Taylor Morton, Menteri Keuangan AS!

Apapun keadaan kita saat ini, jangan pernah menyesali & jangan pernah kecewa kepada Tuhan. Dia adalah Allah yang selalu memberikan masa depan indah & keberhasilan kepada kita, asal kita mau memilih hal-hal yang benar & keputusan yang benar dalam hidup ini.

 

Bubble on The Border

Stuck in a long line at the US-Canada border, Joel Schoon Tanis had to do something to lighten the mood! He reached for his bottles of bubble-making solution, bounded out of the car, and began blowing bubbles. He handed bottles to other drivers too, and he says that “soon there were bubbles everywhere. . . . It’s amazing what bubbles do for people.” The line didn’t move any faster, but “suddenly everyone was happy,” Joel says.

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for,” said British statesman John Lubbock (1834–1913). A good attitude and the right focus help us to handle life joyfully, even though it doesn’t change our circumstances.

Paul encouraged the Corinthians in their trials: “Do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor. 4:18).

So what’s unseen and eternal that we can look at? The character of God is an excellent place to focus. He is good (Ps. 25:8), He is just (Isa. 30:18), He is forgiving (1 John 1:9), and He is faithful (Deut. 7:9).

Pondering God’s character can give us joy in the midst of our struggles.
-Anne Cetas-

Beginning Today

Beginning today I’ll no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never be changed.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I’ll no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make
the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first
making the most of today.

Beginning today, I’ll cherish every moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and
I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I’ll face challenges with courage
and determination.
I’ll overcome what barriers there may be which hinder
my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today discouragement will not be allowed to taint
my positive self-image,
My desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I’ll open my mind and my heart.
I’ll welcome new experiences.
I’ll meet new people.
I’ll not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:
Perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and
I will do things that make me happy.

Beginning today I will learn something new
I will try something different
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

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